November 9, 2022
While the rest of the Country awaits election results, those of us in Texas have ours!
There weren’t any real surprises.
In Texas, it was a Red Wave as all Statewide Officeholders are still Republicans. The last Statewide Democratic Governor was Governor Ann Richards in 1990.
On the Legislative side, that’s still Republican territory as well. While the faces may have changed due to dozens of retirements and new members, both Chambers still hold a Republican majority. And, following Redistricting, it is likely to stay that way for a long while.
The House will now have 86 Republicans and 64 Democrats.
The Senate will now have 19 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
Welcome to the 88 th Texas Legislative Session! Here are some key dates coming up!
- This coming Monday, November 14, 2022, is the first day legislators and legislators-elect may
file bills for the 88th Legislature
- Regular Session Begins Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (1st day) 88th Legislature convenes at noon
- Friday, March 10, 2023 (60th day) 60-day deadline for bill filing
Now that the elections are over, expect House and Senate Committee Interim Committee reports to be coming out with their recommendations for issues during the coming Session.
We’ll keep you posted!